Oh, right, and the question...
One day soon, after I get laid off and buy a garage, and before we have kids big enough for real beds (still really hoping the house will happen sooner of these), I want to make furniture like we had at Mudd. Okay, don't need to make chairs or dressors or bookcases, but want to make beds and desks like we had at Mudd. I have a picture or two of Frosh Chem furniture chess, and a couple scans of Rachel's photos that include the furniture, but... I'm still going to be going off my rapidly aging memory that hasn't actually seen the Mudd furniture in 8 years (WTF, has it really been that long?).
So the question is, does anyone have any photos, blueprints, stolen furniture, etc that they might be able to share with me to help make this possible?
Also, anyone have photos of the quad furniture in alternate configurations? Because Josh doesn't remember there being alternate configurations.
(Also, looking through my (pathetically small) collection of college photos tonight was so much fun. You guys were so goofy!)
Oh, right, and the question...
Alright, so Chessers Suite existed for 3 semesters. Where did Micah sleep each of those semesters? Didn't he have the cool bed in the cave under Josh's bed the first 2 semesters, and then the 3rd semester, Josh had his desk in the bedroom, slept under it, and Micah slept lofted above it??? Yes, Josh and I are arguing about where he slept. We'd like an expert opinion.
Trying to find the answer, I went back to my paper journal and I made myself kind of sad.
"I think I haven't said so before, so I'll say so now, I noticed at the beginning of the year that Chessers Suite is really something special, friendship wise. Well, now I truly feel like I'm part of that family. There are a lot of other people who are our friends, but mostly they are Josh, Micah, Daniel, Alex, Mary, and Rachel. I feel really connected to these people and I always want to have them around. Maybe it's just the bonding experience of all hanging out in Micah's bed, but I really miss them right now. I want to play chessers and swing dance and play bridge. I want to be in the Chessers lounge just talking to people and hearing their voices." - Christmas Day, 2000
Along with choice quite on the page of: "Prime and I are like magnets; attraction varies as one over r-squared." - Josh to Matt... yes, a good while before we started dating, and for those who don't know, I was of course 'Prime'.
Ah... sigh... college...
I think it's pretty funny too, I suppose, but I've had almost 5 years to laugh at it.
It's good to remember happy things. So often when I remember Mudd I think about nasty unhappy things, which is no fun at all... especially when I think about nasty unhappy exchanges with people I am still friends with... there are some things I wish I could forget. Sigh. Maybe someday, hopefully before I forget who I'm married to.
I suppose this would come of not particularly being comfortable with the people at work, and hanging out with the same 4 people whenever we hang out with other people. Not that they aren't great people, but they are only 4 of them, and they're a lot like each other in a lot of ways too. I was afraid this would happen if we went somewhere where we already knew people. Josh was afraid that it would be even worse if we went somewhere where we didn't already know people. Maybe he was right. I don't know.
It is weird though, to be both lonely and lacking in time alone... weird in a decidedly bad way.
Also, having all-male co-workers was decidedly cooler when I was single. I never thought of myself as interested in them when I was*, but it definitely used to be more fun for whatever reason. That reason alone would be enough to convince me to choose differently if I were to choose my field of study again. I do not think I can be happy working with only men for the rest of my life. We need people like me in our schools encouraging our young women to go into science... but I don't think I could do that, I feel too royally duped.
* EDIT: That doesn't read quite right. I mean, I never thought of myself as interested in them when I was single, not when I was interested in them, because, for the most part, I am not aware of having been interested in them. Perhaps I was also not aware of being interested in them when I was interested in them, but not that I am aware of. Clear now?
By the way, any word on when last year's yearbook is coming out?
I can't believe that there colleges that don't allow even seniors to move off campus unless it is with a family member. What's up with that? I'm glad I didn't end up at one of those...